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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Celan'

Celan the Aphorist

January 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Prose, Translation

Over the last two year it has been a great pleasure to work on & off at translating Paul Celan’s unpublished miscellaneous prose works that were gathered some years ago by Barbara Wiedemann and Bertrand Badiou in the volume Mikrolithen sinds, Steinchen (Microliths these are, little Stones [Pebbles]). Having put the work on the proverbial backburner for some six […]

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Thoughts on Osip Mandelstam’s Birthday

January 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Poetry, Translation

A birthday that happened 125 years ago today… & still I can’t find an English translation that satisfies me completely. Most of them feel more or less flat, with Mandelstam turned into a most salon-fähig lyrical poet of medium to low intensity. (Oddly enough this is true especially of those translations extolled by Joseph Brodsky, someone who should […]

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YOKO TAWADA: CELAN READS JAPANESE

November 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Criticism, Essays, Translation, Uncategorized

from: The White Review: A fascinating reflection on Celan and translation from Yōko Tawada, a Japanese writer currently living in Berlin, Germany who writes in both Japanese and German. I missed the piece when it first cam out in 2013, but very happy to have come across it now. Opening paras below, then click on “here.” THERE […]

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ALTA National Translation Award to “Breathturn into Timestead”

October 30th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Poetry, Translation, Uncategorized

This just in from ALTA. I am obviously overjoyed, though unhappily I couldn’t be in Tucson for the occasion: NTA Winner in Poetry: Breathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan, translated from the German by Pierre Joris Posted on October 30, 2015 by rcldaum The National Translation Award (NTA), given by the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) […]

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Joris on Celan & Witnessing @ ENS

October 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Criticism, Essays, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Translation

  Open & free to the public Monday, 12 October, 11a.m. to 1p.m. Salle Beckett Ecole Normale Supérieure 45 Rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris

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Joris Radio-Talk on Celan’s Poetry

July 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Poetry, Radio, Talk, Translation

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2015 National Translation Award Longlist in Poetry!

July 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Poetry, Translation

Happy to announce that my Paul Celan – Breathturn into Timestead made the ALTA longlist! Posted on July 15, 2015 by Erica Mena The American Literary Translators Association is pleased to announce the 12-title longlists for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose. Prose Longlist here! This is the seventeenth year for the […]

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Celan Documentary on ARTE

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Poetry, Poetry readings, Video

If this video doesn’t open in your browser you can do the following: For the french version, click here: If you want to watch the German version, click here. These links should be valid for the next 7 days.

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Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

April 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Book Launch, Interview, Paul Celan, Poetics, Poetry, Translation

Above right: Paul Celan, passport photo Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan A Bilingual Edition Translated and with Commentary by Pierre Joris Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 736 pages,ISBN-10: 0374125988   Doug Valentine with Pierre Joris Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language An Interview with Pierre Joris   There is great […]

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Celan, Peyrafitte, Howe, Meyer.

February 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Book Reviews, Performance, Poetics, Poetry

With the serialization of The Malady of Islam taking up all weekdays (& will do for another couple of weeks), I’ll use Saturday’s post to list other items/events of interest. 1) A Review of Breathturn into Timestead in The Arts Fuse: Fuse Poetry Review: “Breathturn into Timestead” — A Magnificent Guide to the Enigmatic Poetry […]

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